Peer Review Week Day 3-PM

JBJS is helping celebrate Peer Review Week 2017 by formally recognizing some of its top reviewers for their contributions. Each day during Peer Review Week 2017, JBJS will profile six different top reviewers on OrthoBuzz each morning and afternoon. This afternoon, let’s meet Carlos Higuera, David Ring, and Robert J. Barth.

 

Carlos_Higuera
Carlos Higuera, MD
Cleveland Clinic

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
Learning about interesting studies in my field

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
It is difficult, the truth is that something has to give and it is usually family time.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
Publishing studies that can change practice or define practice.

 

Steve_Elder
David Ring, MD
Dell Medical School — The University of Texas at Austin

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
Helping the profession incorporate the latest evidence.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
I dedicate time to reviewing because I feel it is important and because I grow from doing it.  It energizes me.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
The most-read journal in orthopaedics helps determine what surgeons are thinking about and how they interpret recent evidence.

 

Robert_Barth
Robert J. Barth, PhD
rjbarth@barthneuroscience.org

What do you like best about reviewing for JBJS?
Each manuscript provides an opportunity to review what has been published previously on the topic, to see what the authors of the current manuscript have to say about what has been previously published, and to see what the other reviewers of the manuscript have to say about all of the above.  That process demands an unusually thorough consideration of the relevant scientific knowledge base.  For manuscripts which survive the first round of review, the process of recommending and considering modifications results in an even deeper discussion of the relevant issues, to an extent that is extremely rare outside of such a process.

How do you find time to review for JBJS?
Because each reveiw must be completed in a very short period of time, I have to make time (rather than finding time), by postponing previous commitments, forgoing sleep,etc.

What do you see as JBJS‘ role in shaping the future of orthopaedics?
I hope I am helping JBJS lead orthopaedics, and health care in general, more and more in the direction of scientific credibility, in order to facilitate better health outcomes.

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